Want to be the number one mom this Halloween? Then make some mummies— Mummy Meatballs and Hot Dogs, that is! Whether you’re hosting a party or just trying to make family dinner on October 31 special, whether your kids are still trick-or-treating or the kids in your life are the older, “kids-at-heart” kind, whether you’re a kitchen pro or a beginner, these easy treats are absolutely perfect for the spooky holiday. You can whip them up in only 30 minutes – leaving plenty of time for candy-hunting! – and it’s totally easy to adjust the recipe to make as many or as few as you need. Let us show you how, then read on for the full recipe.

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Makes 8 Mummy Dogs and 16 Mummy Meatballs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 8 hot dogs
  • 16 medium-sized frozen meatballs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius). Line a sheet tray with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.
  2. Roll out the pizza dough into a rectangle about 10-by-14 inches. Using a knife or pizza cutter, cut the rectangle into quarters. Cut each quarter into 8 long strips.
  3. Using 3 to 4 dough strips per hot dog and 2 to 3 dough strips per meatball, wrap the hot dogs and meatballs in pizza dough. About ½ inch from one end of each hot dog and meatball, separate the dough “bandages” so enough hot dog and meatball shows to allow space for applying the mummy’s “face” after baking.
  4. Place the dough-wrapped mummies on the lined sheet tray and brush the dough with the beaten egg.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the dough is golden brown.
  6. Allow the mummies to cool. Then, using the mustard and ketchup, apply “faces” to the spaces left on each hot dog and meatball for that purpose.
Hot dogs wrapped in dough and baked to look like mummiesTipHero

Cutest mummies ever, don’t you think?! One of the great things about making this simple, festive treat is that, since “mummy” bandages aren’t exactly known for being neat, you don’t have to be precise with the dough at any point. Make the strips varying widths when you cut them, get a little messy when you wrap the hot dogs and meatballs, don’t worry too much about being neat— no matter what you do, it’ll all be in character and absolutely perfect for your Halloween fun!

Hot dogs and meatball wrapped in dough to look like mummiesTipHero

Now you tell us: will you be adding these Mummy Meatballs and Hot Dogs to your Halloween menu? Are you having a party this year, or will your October 31 be more low key? What are some of your other favorite festive and spooky treats to serve this time of year? Let us know if you give THIS one a try and how they turn out for you!

Recipe adapted from Pillsbury